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"Life under occupation" testimonies from an occupied land


Published 2008


A documentary about life in Palestine and more especially in Nablus, the biggest city of the West Bank.
Surrounded by checkpoints, Nablus has seen during recent years its unemployment skyrock and more and more people live under poverty line.
The picture in refugee camps is even bleaker.
This is the story of Palestinians and Internationals trying to reach out to the world to end Israel's collective punishment of the Palestinians.


Run time 26 mins
Producer Frank Barat
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English
Contact Information duffer2205@googlemail.com

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Music by "Le Skeleton Band"

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Reviewer: WaterRabbit - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 17, 2008
Subject: A Look Into What It Is Like Living In Palestine.
This film does a very good job showing the pain and frustration the Palestinian people feel. It is hard to imagine what it would be like if you lived in New Jersey and every time you needed to go to New York (to visit friends or relatives or go to work, etc.) you had to stand in line for hours, try to prove who you are, over and over, treated as if YOU had committed a crime, know that at any minute you could be arrested, separated from your family, held for months or years and then told THEY made a mistake and the whole time you are surrounded by barbed wire, barking dogs and soldiers with machine guns! Well this is what happens every day. This film puts a human face on this "situation" and is even sympathetic towards the soldiers, pointing out that they are at the border check points too. The film offers no answers or blame, it is just a witness. Thank You, Frank Barat for making this film. Joseph W., Cape Cod, MA, USA
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